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CBS
Dec 16, 2009 6:30pm EST
with north korea. david martin looks at what could happen if diplomacy fails when the "cbs evening news" continues in a moment. my name is herb. and i'm here to tell a story. my parents all smoked. my grandparents smoked. i've been a long-time smoker. i'm a guy who had given up quitting. what caused me to be interested was, chantix is not a nicotine product and that intrigued me. the doctor said while you're taking it you can continue to smoke during the first week. (announcer) chantix is proven to reduce the urge to smoke. in studies, 44% of chantix users were quit during weeks 9 to 12 of treatment, compared to 18% on sugar pill. today i see myself as a jolly old man, (laughing) who doesn't have to smoke. (announcer) herb quit smoking with chantix and support. talk to your doctor about chantix and a support plan that's right for you. some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice agitation, hostility, depression or changes in behavior, thinking or mood that are not typ
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2009 1:00am EST
, japan, philippines, china, korea and back to san francisco. 100 years later to the month, i followed in the wake of this imperial cruise and i was shocked by what i found. i found many surprises that are detailed in almost every page of the book, but the central thing i found that surprised me was this hidden history that in the summer of 1905, on this imperial cruise, president theodore roosevelt blip the long historical views on the events that we would later call world war ii in the pacific, the events that would catapult my father from the snowy hills of northern wisconsin out to a little island 600 miles south of tokyo that the japanese called iwo jima. you know, in 1941, when the japanese hit pearl harbor, franklin delano roosevelt condemned it as a sneak attack. hit none history is the fact that this was the second time that the japanese had used a sneak attack to ignite a major war against the western power. the first was against russia at port arthur during the administration of president theodore roosevelt. theodore roosevelt book that the japanese sneak attack against the
FOX News
Dec 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
of american troops. it is like we will have a lot of koreas an germanys around the world where we will have, you know, this fairly large number of troops almost in perpertuity. bret: gentlemen, that is the man. 2011 is the status of forces agreement that says we're supposed to be out of iraq, but no one is really buying that iraqis are going to say no more u.s. troops after the end of 2011. >> before we get too happy about this, let's just hang on a second. first of all, by 2011, the iraqi military will not be able to do the complex technological tass thack you need to do to win a war like, this like intelligence, aviation, logistics, advanced training and education. those things that we will continue to have to do. i can't see a complete american withdrawl by the end of 2011. i still think there will be troops in the region. they may be in adjacent countries. kuwait. they may be on military training teams but i can't imagine the u.s. military picking up and walking away two years from now given the current conditions. the phrase is it is called a violent semipiece peace and it is still a c
CNBC
Dec 10, 2009 4:00am EST
>>> and welcome to the show. the headlines today, thursday, in asia, south korea says growth would reach 5% in 2010 and indicates that rates could also rise. >> in europe, the british prime minister and the french president form a united front on taxing bankers' bonuses. and here in the states, we could be seeing some follow the leader as citigroup may be copying bank of america's strategy to exit the t.a.r.p. >> and welcome to "worldwide exchange." i'm christine tan over here in asia where it's 5:00 p.m. in singapore in the oeveng. let's get a quick view of asian markets today. a lot of risk aversion still out there in the marketplace. investors staying cautious. the nikkei 225 is lower by 1.4%. dubai's issues hurting investor sentiment there. the exporters also getting dragged down by the stronger yen. the hang seng is down 0.2%. the shanghai composite on the other hand up 0.5%. the kospi is up 1.2%. we have the bank of korea keeping rates unchanged and the bombay sensex is up 0.5%. and the aussie market is trading down 0.67%. australia dollar is surging today after that strong j
FOX News
Dec 16, 2009 3:00pm EST
with north korea. a senior u.s. official tells the fox news that president obama sent a personal level -- a personal letter to kim jong il, to coax the north beckon to disarmament talks. the country is already built and tested nuclear weapons. the ap sites and other unnamed official as saying that president obama as special envoy to north korea deliver the letter. the envoy is stephen bosworth. he did not meet with kim jong il when he visited north korea earlier this month, but he reportedly gave the letter to other government officials there. we will have much more on the strategy by the united states and the potential fallout of iran's latest missile test. we will talk to the former assistant secretary of defense. that is moments away. not to afghanistan. new efforts by the taliban to target security forces. a roadside bomb today killed four police officers riding in a car in the west of afghanistan. it is two days after the taliban killed another group of officers when militants ambushed check. across the nation. according to the afghan government, militants appeared at more than 30
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2009 11:00pm EST
korea as to build along the euphrates rivers september 2007 the israelis blew away. so much for syria. those of a dozen states. now bear in mind there are a handful that i want to talk about. south korea, japan, germany our industrial states with plenty of money and talent and have everything it takes but they trust the u.s. nuclear umbrella but it is inconceivable south korea, japan could stand by if the u.s. could stand there across the street from china. there are big industrial states because they rely on the nuclear umbrella as was defined and we start thinking about how do we care rid of nuclear weapons? in addition, there are three muslim states better on the cusp of a nuclear capability and really have not decided and we need to pay attention. the first is algeria but it turns out in 1983 they contract with the chinese to build a plutonium producer 90 myers sell the belch years. then the intelligence world we did not learn about that until 1991 and that is only because at that time algeria went through at the internal political war between the militants and fundamentalist we g
WHUT
Dec 4, 2009 6:30pm EST
in that group. group b -- a serious, korea, the caribbean republic, and gece. . c is england, -- group c is in when, at the usa, nigeria. group d. this is one of the really tasty groups. germany, serbia, donna. australia. australia is going to be difficult. germany and ghana will be difficult. group e. the world cup winners from last time around where from group f. group g -- this is another one of those interesting groups. brazil, north korea -- first out of the hat. we're told they had an even draw. portugal. and group h -- european champions, spain. >> the draw has left some happy and many nervous. our correspondent in cape town give us a look from there. >> there will be questions -- south africans are rooting for their training -- for their team. mexico, uruguay, france. mexico will be the first game of the world cup. lb against mexico. -- that will be against mexico. the rest of the groups -- group g is as tantalizing group consisting of brazil, north korea, ivory coast, and portugal. ivory coast happens to be the best team from africa. ivory coast will have to come out on top of p
NBC
Dec 29, 2009 6:00pm EST
on a positive note. did the capitals suffer from post-trade hangover? >>> north korea says it has detained an american citizen who entered its territory. the u.s. activists reportedly closed into north korea to raise awareness about human rights abuses. robert pk walked over a frozen river from china christmas day before making the crossing. mark told reporters it was his duty as a christian to make the trip. >> until they're liberated, i don't want to come out. you know, i'm a christian and in the bible it says that we must love the lost. we must love the poor and the needy. we must love them more than ourselves. >> the state departm
FOX News
Dec 7, 2009 7:00pm EST
. headed to north korea for the obama administration meeting. after a brief stop in southern korea, steven bosworth will head north to pyongyang. a sign that the isolated regime may consider rejoining international talks and persuading it to drop its nuclear ambitions. but much remains uncertain about this visit. including whether the u.s. envoy will even meet with the north korea reclusive leader kim jong il. steve centanni following this from d.c. tonight. what's the goal for these meetings, steve? >> ultimate goal is korean peninsula without weapons and get north korea to back off from nuclear weapons program much the best way the u.s. sees to accomplish that goal is for north korea to rejoin the six party talks. as you know the last time they met was in december of last year. in april north korea said they were turning their backs on them all together. former ambassador to south korea steven bosworth going over and sitting down one-to-one face to face with a north korea diplomat and try to see what their intentions are whether or not they are now ready to rejoin the six party talks. sh
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2009 11:00pm EST
a couple holy mackerel stories in today's news. north korea may not be able to feed its population -- north korea may not be able to photo shop its dictator in photos with soldiers very well. remember they gave him a totally different shadow than they gave the soldiers standing next to him? north korea may be a totally dysfunctional isolation tank of a country run by a jumpsuited tyrant. but if there's one thing north korea can do, it's militarism. when north korea tested another nuclear weapon this year, the u.n. slapped sanctions on them, which banned north korea from selling weapons. even as that country's population continues to be malnourished, it's estimated the regime has been making hundreds of millions of dollars a year selling missiles and missile parts and other weapons. it's illegal for north korea to sell any weaponry to any other country now. but this past weekend, a big russian-made four-engine plane from north korea landed in thailand to refuel. its cargo was listed as oil drilling equipment. that was supposed to be headed for sri lanka. thai police boarded the plane and fou
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2009 8:00am EST
: what motivated me was when i was in third grade, had a sponsor. these send me some gifts from korea. he was a marine. since the third grade, that is when i made my decision i wanted to be a marine. i was a sophomore in high school again when i decided that was the route i was going to take with my life. host: in doing your duties as leading convoys in afghanistan, there as been a lot written here in the states about the difficulty of getting supplies through into afghanistan. what can you tell us about that? guest: with that, the traffic is very tough. in kabul. the streets are packed. i do not know how they get all there's vehicles on the streets. there are no traffic lights and there is some tough traffic. i thought why he was bad. host: a couple more minutes with the sergeant. we will take your calls. i want to remind the callers that there is a delay of a couple of seconds. chris, in maryland, go ahead. caller: good morning and thank you so much for your service to the country. i am a vietnam veteran. i just wonder if uc continued support for all of the military other than just toda
CNBC
Dec 31, 2009 4:00am EST
"worldwide exchange" comes back, we are going to be looking into the bank of korea which has sent its clear signal about its plans to raise rates in 010. what does that tell us about the economic contrast between asia and the west? >> and also, we're expecting credit conditions data out of the uk momentarily. stay with us as we get that as it breaks. ddddddddddd >>> hello, everybody. welcome to the program. these are the headlines we're wloog at today. >> here in asia, markets spend the last trading day of 2009 with shanghai gaining 8% here today. >> here in europe, equities say bye-bye to 2009 with 20 plus point gain in major indices. >> and here in the u.s., we have an incredible rally that replenished half the losses caused by the fnlt crisis. >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." i want to update you on a little bit of data we're getting out from the bank of england. they're essentially saying uk lenders see credit conditions easing further during the first quarter. lenders increased secured credit households in the fourth quarter, a further slight drive seen in the first
PBS
Dec 21, 2009 12:00pm EST
that japan should take korea. japan is an island nation. they cannot expand unless they get korea. theodore roosevelt knew that and it was william howard taft who conveyed that to japan. tavis: the second person on this trip was roosevelt's daughter. we know a lot about teddy roosevelt but i did not know about his daughter. tell me about the role that she played on this imperial cruise. >> she was princess alice. if you said that in 1905, everybody knew who you are talking about. tavis: she was like paris hilton? >> she was like jackie kennedy. tavis: we will put them in the same category. i will take jackie kennedy. >> if you said the word alice, it was like saying the word madonna. everybody knew who you were talking about. for roosevelt, who had these secret ideas for what would be done on this cruise, he puts her on as the mistress of the cruise. the press goes wild covering her. in japan, while william howard taft is making a secret deal in a room, americans are looking at pictures of princess alice looking at sumo wrestlers. it was a great cover. tavis: do you think you would ever fin
WHUT
Dec 2, 2009 6:30pm EST
minutes we will explain. what is happening with north korea's currency. hello to you. the head of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan has described it as "the end of the beginning." president obama as the decision to -- president obama's decision to send troops has been praised by a majority of american politicians, but they're unsure questions as to whether there should be a time line for their withdrawal. the taliban says the extra the planet will only mean more casualties. we have more from washington. >> the president opposed the iraq war. he went to west point military academy to let them know he was stepping up the fight. it was a speech that echoed around the world, watched by soldiers in the field, allies, and afghans. >> we have determined is in our battle -- vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 troops to afghanistan. after 18 months, our troops will begin to come home. >> he said he would bring them all home tomorrow if he could. >> i do not make this decision lightly. i make this decision because it gets away convinced there is much at stake in afghanistan
CBS
Dec 10, 2009 7:00pm EST
. >> i'm scott broome at dulles airport, where two pit bulldogs being shipped to korea had to be shot to death by police at the cargo complex. >> they were scheduled to be shipped today and were within this facility in kennels. >> one had escaped from one kennel and the other's head was protruding in the second kennel and they were actively engaged in fighting. >> ended in a shooting of the dogs to protect the safety of the workers around. >> the dogs are being handled by air france cargo and were headed for an outbound korea air flight. the owner was not traveling with the dogs. >> tonight here at dulles airport officials are not revealing the identity of the owner, nor are they providing any information about why these two pit bulls were being shipped to korea. >> i'm peggy fox in woodbridge, where the campus is trying to get back to normal after tuesday's shooting. and now thoughts of how close they came to real tragedy. >> like we broke down. we started crying and she was panic attacking and stuff. i just wanted to leave. i was like, i have to leave. scared for my life. >>
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2009 1:00pm EST
and the collapse of the soviet union that we've been talking about, and 9/11, and post cold war north korea. obviously, as an historian i bring to bear a different perspective external to the world of policy making and by virttu of working in chicago outside of the beltway debates. i've never been a policy maker. i've participated in a number of beltway debates. i don't remember winning any of them. but i have read thousands of policy papers in the course of my career both open and formerly top secret papers and that has taught me to be very humble before the task of making life and death decisions and conditions of imperfect information and often not enough time. i think george cannon probably exemplifies the major point of my paper. george cannon was a person who had studied the turn of the century diplomacy of roughly around 1900. he had come to basic assumptions or logic that was fundamentally we are politic. that is what he brought to bear when he not only entered the foreign service but became head of policy planning in the state department in the late 19 40's. and even though there m
CNN
Dec 30, 2009 1:00pm EST
of hope for the family of a american missionary held in the country of north korea. north korea administration is admitting they are holding an american citizen. mary snow has the latest on the family's efforts to free him. >> reporter: north korea's news agency did not identify the american citizen it is holding, but the family of 28-year-old robert park believes it is him, and they said in a statement, they are working with the state department and members of congress. he is a christian missionary who had been working in south korea and friends say he was focussed on the plight of the people in north korea, and in recent days his parents told san diego affiliate kfnb that their son was willing to risk his life for missionary work. >> he said i'm not afraid to die as long as the whole world, every nation pay attention to north korean situation. my life is nothing. that is what he said. >> reporter: a south korean group said he entered north korea last week with a letter to kim jong-il and the state department has not confirmed that report. there are some copies of the e-mail fr
FOX News
Dec 21, 2009 9:00pm EST
graham, recently traveled inside the reclusive country of north korea. after his trip he sat down with sean to talk about that unique experience and a lot more. plus, he's got details on how you can help out needy children around the world this christmas. take a look. sean: how's your dad? 91 now. >> he's doing well. his mind is sharp. he still stays engaged. he's watching us tonight. so -- sean: we miss him on the public stage. it was a great honor when i got to meet i am. so you go to north korea. this is, what, your third trip? >> yes. sean: kim jong il. i think he's evil. i think he's part of an axis of evil. but you go because -- >> well, first of all, there's a lot of evil people in this world. we've got a lot of evil people in our own government, ok? so there's a lot of bad to go around. but, sean, you have to talk to these people. you just cannot ignore them. they've got an army of about three million people. they have nuclear weapons. and their economy is beginning to disintegrate. if you let that thing disintegrate, you don't know what comes out of it. and it could be wo
ABC
Dec 11, 2009 3:05am EST
of an expanded offensive approved by the white house. >>> north korea is hinting it is ready to end its year-long boycott of nuclear negotiations. after three days of high-level discussions with president obama's special envoy, north korea says it has reached what it calls a common understanding on the need to resume six-party talks. secretary of state hillary clinton calls the outcome of these meetings quite positive. >>> the cia and private security contractor blackwater may have had closer ties than first thought. that is according to this morning's "new york times." the report says guards working for blackwater took part in cia raids against suspected rebels in iraq and afghanistan. this development comes just ahead of a congressional probe into the cia's work with blkwater. the cia has not confirmed today's report. >>> the centers for disease control and prevention says that 15% of americans have had the swine flu. while the majority of people have not caught the h1n1 virus, there have been an estimated 50 million confirmed cases of swine flu. 200,000 people have been hospitalized and 1
CNN
Dec 16, 2009 9:00pm EST
and the west. but korea, it's divided and we spend all this money. it's about time we wrote letters. more letters and trade. the best things in the world is to come home from korea. >> larry: ben? >> kim jong-il is probably the evilist person on the planet. he starves people by the millions and he lives the life of an international play boy. the idea that you can change him by writing him a letter is comical and the idea we should not be defending south korea against him is comical. i don't know where the idea has come from. it's comical. >> i think the issue is really one of engagement. adds ben well knows, his former boss, president nixon, engaged with a bad guy oning schi that. the issue is whether or not we are going to engage. writing a better of picking up the phone? i'm not going to speak to the mechanics. we have come off a foreign policy where we treated our interests like a video game. you don't like us, i am not talking to you. >> sent many messages to nixon about that. if that happened with kim jong-il, i would be with you. >> i'm close to ben stein's view. i would try sanctio
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
representative stephen wadsworth today said he does not know if north korea leaders in the country. the ambassador spoke with reporters earlier today for almost 20 minutes. >> [inaudible conversations] good afternoon, everyone. welcome. as you can see we have ambassador bosworth to talk about his recent visit to the east asian region with regard to north korea. so without further ado i will turn it over to ambassador bosworth three >> thank you robert. good afternoon tree. good to see you. i think before i comment specifically on the trip to pyongyang i might try to put some of this into a longer and broader context. as we are aware when the obama administration came into office it was prepared to engage comprehensively with north korea. unfortunately that did not occur. the north koreans took a different route and fired a missile in defiance of u.n. security council resolution 1718 and then they conduct a second nuclear test, which of course was met by further action on the part of the international community
CNN
Dec 17, 2009 12:00am EST
. the domino was toward capitalism in the west. korea, it's divided. we have troops there. we spend all this money. about time we wrote more letters. more letters, more trade. let the koreans get together and settle the problems. the best thing in the world we can do is come home from korea, save another hundred billion. >> larry: ben, what do you think? >> kim jong-il is probably as evil a person as there is on the planet. he's made his entire country into a penal colony, a gulag. he starves people to death by the millions while he lives the life of an incredible international playboy. the idea that you can change him by writing him a letter is comical. and the idea that we should not be defending south korea against him is comical. i don't know where these ideas come from, but it's just comical. >> larry: i think the issue really is one of engagement. i think as ben well knows, his former boss, president nixon engaged with a really bad guy mao tse-tung who was running china. the issue is whether or not we are going to engage. is it whether writing a letter or picking up the phone? loo
ABC
Dec 17, 2009 3:05am EST
interview. if you thought landing a job here is tough, wait until you see what they go through in soh korea. it's thursday, december 17th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we're hearing so much about how hard it is to get a job here right now. over there, a 48-hour interview. >> sounds so brutal. we're lucky here, we don't know how good we have it. good morning, i'm mike von fremd in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> senate democrats push to pass health care reform before the christmas break is looking more and more like it's hit the wall. >> republicans are determined to prevent a vote, vowing to use all available stalling maneuvers. steven portnoy joins us from washington with details. >> reporter: vinita and mike, good morning. the delicate negotiations continued behind the scenes in the senate wednesday as republicans employed a rarely used tactic on the senate floor to bring the body to a halt. >> out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated -- >> reporter: it was pure political theater. the clerk reading the full text of a 700-page amendment to
CNN
Dec 29, 2009 4:00pm EST
don't like them very much. >>> new information about the american captured by north korea, a family's worst fears may be realized. (announcer) we understand. you need to save money. right now 1.2 million people are on sprint mobile broadband. 31 are streaming a sales conference from the road. 154 are tracking shipments on a train. 33 are iming on a ferry. and 1300 are secretly checking email on a vacation. that's happening now. america's most dependable 3g network. bringing you the first and only wireless 4g network. right now get a free 3g/4g device for your laptop. sprint. the now network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilities access www.sprintrelay.com >>> a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid says he'll try to force the vote on the nominationer roll southers. the nomination is currently on hold for debate. the senate is quickly becoming a heated battleground over the agency that's charged with protecting u.s. ports. once again here's cnn's homeland security correspondent jeanne meserve with the very latest. >> reporter: 50,000 transportation secur
CNBC
Dec 28, 2009 4:00am EST
deal to build nuclear projects, they had a strong session, heavy by 15%. korea electric power, that is the state run utilities company, up by 5%. hundred die engineering and construction, another 5% up. samsung c&t, up by 3%. a lot of the construction plays as well as chip builders are expected to see ripple effects from the steel. in china, we had the shanghai composite higher by 1.5 perz on policy assurance. let's say hello to marco bardelli. thank you so much for dropping in on this monday. >> thank you. >> let's talk about north asia, especially with rardz to what is happening in japan. we have these industrial output numbers, better than the consensus expectations, and more interestingly, a lot of the companies saying they expect industrial production to be higher by 3.5% or so in december, another 1.3%. does this really mean that japan is going to avoid a double dip? and a lot of companies are lowering their yen expectations, as well. >> well, i think that the following year for japan will still have choppy waters ahead. and i think that we still have to tackle a lot of
WETA
Dec 4, 2009 6:00pm EST
. -- that will be against mexico. the restf the groups -- gro g as tantalizing group consisting of bril,orth korea ivory coast, an portuga ivory coast happens to be the best team from afri. ivory cot will have toome out o top of portugal or bzil if they wi make it to the knockout phase. otherwise, ily has a pretty easy group. spain wi be qte at easeith the grp they have got. england paired with usa,nd algeria, slovenia -- i do not think there will be any mplaints. >>that is from cape town. sucide bombers have stormed mosque pakistan. two blue themsels up during friday's fires. is reported at least 40 peopleied. this is t ltest in a series of attacks since the army moved against the taliban inthe northwest. we have this report. >> caos, close to army headquarters. troops ruing in to try to se lives. the strike was carully timed and clear -- carefully planned itegan ring fridayrayers at a mosque itsed b army officers. survivors said the attackers sh anyone they cod see. prayermay have saved this man's life. >> one cann, and -- came out, and he was fighng. [unintelligie] army hecopters circled erhead. it
WETA
Dec 11, 2009 5:30pm EST
. rebecca barrett, late li. >>>north korea hasome positive commentsoday of a they have today's talks with the special americanenvoy, stev bogsworth. they sainorth korea understas the ne to resume the six-tion talkson its nuclear prograwhich walked away from before conducting a second nucar test last year. the mistry said bth sides continued to cooperate in the future to narrow wh it cled remainingifferences. >>> yond the hadlines we tur to africa wre there is chaotic situation. a report from guea. yoll recall there was a massre in that country in september. soldiers killed ateast157 people and raped dozens of women duri a pro democracy denstration. and la last ek, a renegade soldier tried to assassinate the head of the miliry government. that has le to se brutal reprisals by t army. as hear in this report from al jazeera english. >> reporter: thi exclusive otage shows membersf inea's presidential guard surrounding colleagues w they alleged aid the attempted assassination of the guinea president. is female officer is stripped naked. the fear and sense of humiliation is palpable. thwo
WETA
Dec 16, 2009 5:30pm EST
to show defiance relations between the united states and north korea over its nuclear program have shown a warning trend. the two countries agreed last week on the nd to resume internationality relations. it turns o the u. efforts to persuade nth korea included a personaletter from preside obama to north kor's leader kim jong-i it w delivered last week. another effort appears toe hang less success. the president wrote a letter t pakistan's psident calling for a quick expansion of litary operations against insurgents in pakistan's tril regions. the "washington post" repor that he responded by saying his governme is determinedo take action ainst al qaeda, the taliban and othernsurgent oups but will do so according to its ow timetaband its priorities. and there is oneore sign of the sensive, even tense rela between pakisn and the uted states. the associad press rerts that pistan hs been lding upvisas for u.s diplomats, military personnel and others. americ diplomats have been stopped repeatedly at checkpoints. a sior u.s. dipmat says tha the measures are probabl tense but reflect widespread
NBC
Dec 28, 2009 4:30am EST
is is there a snowstorm come something. >> we're ready now. got the sleds out. thank you, bill. >>> korea scores a mega deal. a little trouble at china's big phone company. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> sherlock holmes was just one of the movies that made a big bang at the box office. >>> colts do something they haven't done all season, and the bucks bedevil the saints. you're watching "early today." >> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm page hopkins. here are some of your top headlines this morning. >>> an oklahoma company is voluntarily recalling 248,000 pounds of beef products following an outbreak of e. coli. national steak and powell try said it affects six states, colorado, iowa, kansas, south dakota, michigan and washington state. >>> officials in new zealand are praising the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who rushed to help a pod of whales over the weekend. vacationers and conservation workers successfully managed to coax 43 back out to sea. >>> actor charlie 1450esheen is accused of using a weapon. police arrested the 44-year-old actor on ch
CBS
Dec 29, 2009 4:30am EST
. >>> north korea's quoechlt has confirmed it's holding an american who entered the country illegally. the unnamed man is believed to be robert park, a christian missionary from arizona, a south korean peace group says park went to north korea last week carrying letters for dictator kim jong-il. >>> on the cbs "moneywatch," shares in asia finished on a high note this morning and emily smith is here in new york with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. asian markets were pretty quiet today. the nikkei gained a fraction to set a new four month high. the hang seng also edged up. on wall street mop, a jump in retail sales pushed stocks higher. the dow gained almost 27 points, the nasdaq added 5. since the start of the year, the dow is up more than 20% quhil the nasdaq has surged 45% and take investors will get reports on consumer confidence and home prices, so we'll be watching for those. oil prices rose above $79 a barrel monday for the first time in four week. it's being blamed to an extended cold snap triggering an end of year rally in flrg futures. aaa says gas pric
PBS
Dec 25, 2009 5:30pm EST
korea over a new japanese teacher training manual. the handbook makes a reference to tokyo's claims on an undisputed group of islands. sitting in the middle of the sea but at the heart of a long dispute, these tiny islands are called [unintelligible] they are right at the heart of a century old fight for territorial control. japan says they have toned down their claim on the islands in their new set of high-school teaching guidelines. emanuel does not refer to this specifically, -- the manual does not refer to the eyelid specifically. >> high-school education needs to be more objective, so we emphasize only the importance of the territorial issues while letting students [unintelligible] about the issues in junior high school. >> they said the resolutions could suffer as they claim it is korean territory. >> we believe this provision of the japanese textbooks is regrettable because it could cause negative effects on developing relationship -- developing relations between korea and japan. >> sitting in the middle of the sea, the islands have no inhabitants but are rich fishing grounds
ABC
Dec 28, 2009 11:00pm EST
to discuss, and we will do that in a few minutes. >> thanks, doug. new at 11:00, officials in north korea say they have detained an american man for illegally entering the country. the centering news agency said the man crossed into north korea from china last thursday. korean officials have not yet identified the man. also new at 11:00, police in fairfax county have identified the two sisters who wereilled in a car crash this morning. police say 25-year-old victoria stefan, and her 22-year-old sister elizabeth when they struck a barrier head on. police say speed may have been a factor, but they have not yesterday determined a final cause of the crash. >> also new tonight, d.c. police have arrested a forth pourt in the shooting death of a man earlier this morning. they arrested jarvis clark this morning. he is charged in the death of 40-year-old arvell austin. reginald jones was arrested earlier this month in connection with the death. police are still searching for a fifth person. less than 48 hours after a triple shooting in the district on christmas morning, police have charged a suspect.
NBC
Dec 1, 2009 6:00pm EST
stocks. >>> people of north korea find themselves facing a new challenge now. their currency is suddenly worth far less than it was a few days ago. the north korean government run by kim jong il knocked two zeros off the value of its currency yesterday. what that means is if you have a $5,000 bill, it's allf a sudden worth 50 bucks. not only that, the government placed a limit on the amount of old currency that could be exchanged. once that limit ishit, any excess paper money becomes worthless. the chain sparked a run on the black market as people tried to convert their north korean currency into dollars, euros or chinese yuan. the consequences could be severe for people who rely on those markets for food. hunger is a perennial problem in north korea. south korean officials warned recently another food crisis appears to be looming there. >>> countries around the world took part in world aids today. in paris activists hung a ribbon around the most symbolic monument. they want to draw attention to the fight hiv and aids is far over. students in india took part of a race and painting compet
WHUT
Dec 25, 2009 7:00am EST
stance on terror to a dispute with south korea over new guidelines issued for history education in high schools. the guidelines of all references of the japanese territorial demands on a group of islands claimed by south korea. they had been at the center of a simmering feud. çthe university there has interviewed -- introduced one of its newest lectures to students. asç you can see behind me, the new recruit is actually a robot. >> it is a class no one wants to miss becse the electorate is something of a star attraction. small, shiny, and pink. this humanoid robots is being developed to inspire students, cutting staffing costs. it is hoped that they will encourage students in this field of expertise. >> i am envious because i'm graduating this year and will not be able to take place in this class. >> i think it is quite helpful for studying as well. >>ç the teachers at the instite of technology say seeing is believing, and this room(btt should encourage students to achieve even more. >> although we have students who want to study robotics, we do not have any teaching material for
WHUT
Dec 27, 2009 10:00am EST
year for asian golf and golf in general. for the first time ever an asian, south koreas y.e. yang, won one of golfs majors. and for the first time in more than a century, golf was reinstated to the summer olympics. asian tournaments including malaysias johor open, have been riding onthat success despite the tough year for the global economy. >>reporter: stifling heat and humidity, alternating with monsoon downpours...such can be the special challenges of golfing near the equator. weather delays forced organizers of the third iskandar johor open in malaysia to trim the event to just 54 holes. a million dollars in prize money attracted a strong field, including asias top golfer, south koreas kj choi. >>choi very difficult this course and accuracy is very important. and yesterday im hitting left and right and the rough. and hit it, so many bounce and kick over the greens. >>reporter: a regular on the pga tour, choi got huge local support that took the golfer himself by surprise. >>choi: early morning im very surprid, everybody come: hey, keep going kj! >>reporter: and go he did. choi ende
NBC
Dec 22, 2009 5:00am EST
. duncan korea drive, lane closures due to water main break -- in concordia, lane closures due to water main break repairs. we are doing well over all in terms of drive times. some on and off ramps will be slick again today. be careful. a disabled vehicle right here north fund. -- northbound. it is off to the right shoulder. here is a live view of the beltway at the bw parkway. the outer loop of the beltway. we will keep you to date with the latest. >> our big story this morning, a baltimore city woman in the hospital. >> a man shovel snow for the victim. he returned, forced his way inside of her home, richter, and slit her throat. >> -- ray. her and a slider for -- raped her and slit her throat. >> the man was given permission from his parole officer in virginia to come to baltimore to visit his relatives for christmas. he was in the canton neighborhood offering to shovel walkways for cash. a 26 year-old woman took him up on his offer. >> some time thereafter, he knocks on the door again. this time she opens the door, not thinking anything of it because she already had an encounter wit
WHUT
Dec 29, 2009 6:14pm EST
golfer, south koreas kj choi. >>choi very difficult this course and accuracy is very important. and yesterday im hitting left and right and the rough. and hit it, so many bounce and kick over the greens. >>reporter: a regular on the pga tour, choi got huge local support that took the golfer himself by surprise. >>choi: early morning im very surprised, everybody come: hey, keep going kj! >>reporter: and go he did. choi ended the weatherhit second round in second place, behind the 22yearold indian, himmat rai. a lot of young golfers have performed well and even won on the asian tour this year, suggesting big things to come for asian golf. >>reporter: the tour itself has steered safely around the hazards of a global economic downturn. >>han: early in the year it was pretty challenging with the economic situation and all that. but you know we lost a couple of tournaments but most of the sponsors stood by us. we had some long term agreements in place and also now we added 2 new tournaments in this later part of the year. >>reporter: a lot of interest is coming from well beyond asia,
FOX
Dec 28, 2009 10:00pm EST
korea says it has detained an american citizen. the reports out of north korea tonight say that he illegally crossed from china into north korea on thursday. they are not identifying the man at this point. he could be the american missionary robert park pictured here in the ddle of this family photo. last week park warned that he would be crossing into north korea to call attention to the horrible conditions there. >>> the military has created a new unique program to help veterans recover from their injuries. it's bringing wounded soldiers back to iraq. operation proper exit reunites purple heart recipients with the comrades they left bend. the wounded vets say they're surprised by how much the situation in iraq has changed since they left. >> i think the situation is definitely getting better. when i was here last time, there was a lot more kicking in doors, you know, and a lot more violence going on. as long as we keep pushing forward, you know, and both systems kind of come together, i think we're going to have a great outcome. >> this is the third trip for operation proper exit
CNN
Dec 30, 2009 6:00am EST
missionary crosses over the border into north korea and is now being detained by the north korean government. what was he doing there and what will happen to him? we'll try to find out coming up next. it's 39 minutes after the hour. . let's say we crashed. whoops, your phone's gone. onstar automatic crash response can call to see if you're ok. if you don't answer, they can automatically send help. i think i'll ride with you. now during the chevy red tag event, get an '09 malibu with 0 percent apr for 72 months. see red and save green. now at your local chevy dealer. . >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. >>> aviation officials are hoping that they can resume normal air traffic into and out of puerto rico this morning. dozens of flights had to be canceled yesterday because of volcanic smoke and ash hanging over the nearby island. the volcano has been spewing ash for several weeks. hopefully a lot of tourists, vacationers will be able to get there today. >> not the worst thing to be stuck there, at least. nice weather. new york city will get a huge bill for the admitted 9/11 maste
PBS
Dec 23, 2009 12:00pm EST
's stoorry is just as impressive. you and your family were here in ba a,owll thatt korea, came happ and w went and why you came bk? rents dedeto send me to, my study abroad when in korea, they thought it would be great for me to experience being somewhere different. they sent me and my cysters to syracuse, new york, so both of us stayed there for six months and it was in syracuse, there wasn't anybody like us, we had to learn english to survive for six months and i really liked what was happening there. so when i came back, i couldn't get back into the system, so i convinced my parents to move to the u.s. and ever since then, i've been here. tavis: amazing story. you come here for six months to learn, get turned on by the education process, and go back and convince your parents to move to the united states and you've been here ever since. and going to school where? >> currently i'm going to the webb school a private boarding school in claremont. >> tell me how you got connected to habitat and why habitat for you? >> i've been going to the webb school, it's a private international boarding
CNN
Dec 13, 2009 4:00pm EST
wrinkle could impact international efforts to halt north korea's nuclear program a plane carrying some 35 tons of weapons from north korea has been seized at an airport in bangkok, thailand. at least five people are under arrest. thai authorities say the plane contained explosives, rocket-propelled grenades and parts for surface-to-air missiles. u.n. sanctions aimed at halting north korea's nuclear program also bans the country from selling or buying conventional weapons. >>> more controversy to tell you about now involving the security firm formerly known as blackwater. the associated press reports that the cia cut a deal allowing you the company to load missiles on predator drones in pakistan. the ap says cia director leon panetta canceled the contract earlier this year and shifted the work to government personnel. this latest report follows one last week, that blackwater operatives joined cia agents in so-called snatch and grab raids in iraq several years ago. so, trying to make a lot of sense of this for us, joining us right now, cnn executive producer, suzanne simons, also the author
CNN
Dec 29, 2009 11:00am EST
if there are other methods in the bill to keep premiums down. >>> north korea says it has detained an american who illegally entered the country christmas day. activists believe he is christian missionary robert park from arizona. they say park slipped across the border with letters urging north korea's leader to resign and free all its political prisoners. the u.s. has not been able to get any information on park's fate since it has no diplomatic ties with north korea. park's parents are speaking out. >> he keeps saying we have to act in faith immediately. he's always in my heart and in my prayer. >> the state department says the swedish embassy in pyongyang has offered to try to get additional information. >>> back to our top story now. as quickly as the tsa trotted out new security initiatives following friday's foiled terror attack, it reversed course. what's up with that? sandra endo has more on how passengers are faring with the new flight rules. >> reporter: bags checked and rechecked. tighter security for international travelers headed to the united states. >> they said for an hour we coul
CNN
Dec 8, 2009 9:00am EST
to check some of the stories we are watching for you this morning. first the top u.s. envoy to north korea arrived there a short time ago. the u.s. is trying to engage north korea's willingness to return to talks about the country's nuclear program. steven bosworth is not offering incentives to get north korea back to the table. >>> and then voicing support for two navy s.e.a.l.s. both men are charged with dare election of duty. they face court-martials next month, and they wanted to go to trial to clear their names. >>> and family and friends were there for the special ceremony saying good-bye to the group of maine army national guardsman. they will soon be headed off to o off to afghanistan. they will deploy thereafter the new year. >> there is no way to sugar coat it. they have a different mission. and they will be along the pakistani border, and as we understand it's a dangerous place here. >> i hope we can work with the afghans to stabilize their country. >> it's the first time a regimen will be deployed from maine to fight since 1972. >>> wow, a lo >>> a lot going on if you are deali
ABC
Dec 11, 2009 3:05am EST
in south korea. my sister and i got the chance to speak to a few soldiers. now our efforts support all troops. ♪patrick and soldier greeting one another♪ i may be changing the world for the better, some way, somehow. it all started on behalf of my one, and only, awesome, special, and spunky baby brother caden, who was born with a hole in his heart, having to go under three open heart surgeries before his very first birthday. ♪boy cheering no matter how young, or busy you are, you can make a difference. [female announcer] if you know middle or high school students that volunteer, encourage them to apply for prudential spirit of community award. visit spirit dot prudential dot com. >>> blinding snow storm. the wintry blast that won't let up. the nonstop snow and the dangerous windchills. >>> then, corporate shift. no more cash bonuses at one financial firm. the reason for a significant change. >>> and, president's peace prize. barack obama's big honor and humble address. >> my accomplishments are slight. >> it's friday, december 11th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>
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